The Forbes Billionaires List: 2015

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Bill Gates is the world’s wealthiest man, according to Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s richest people. Gates’ net worth rose to $79.2 billion from $76 billion a year earlier, putting him at the top for the 16th year in the last 21. A record number of 290 dollar billionaires were added to the list in 2014, including Michael Jordan. The new additions to Forbes magazine’s annual rich list, published on Monday, takes the total to a record 1,826 billionaires.

The number of Africans on the list remains at 29, consisting predominately of Egyptians (27.5%) part of either the Mansour or Sawiris clan. Notably, Tanzanian born Mohammed Dewji makes his debut on the list with a net worth of $1.25 billion, while Aliko Dangote keeps his place as Africa’s richest man, albeit after his net worth dropped to $14.7 billion, down from $25 billion in 2013. Femi Otedola, 78% owner of Forte Oil returns to the list after falling off in 2009.

The richest 29 Africans are worth a total of $94 billion. The wealthiest group are the South African’s with a combined net worth of $28.5 billion. Nationals from just 9 out of 54 countries make up the African composition of the list.

You can read more about the African billionaire’s here.

The full list of Africans who made the 2014 list:

NameNet WorthNationalitySector
1.Aliko Dangote$15.7 billionNigerian Diversified
2.Johann Rupert & Family$7.4 billionSouth African Luxury Goods
3.Nicky Oppenheimer & Family$6.7 billionSouth African Diamonds
4.Christoffel Wiese$6.3 billionSouth African Retail
5.Nassef Sawiris$6.3 billionEgyptian Construction
6.Mike Adenuga$4 billionNigerian Telecoms and Oil
7.Mohamed Mansour$4 billionEgyptian Diversified
8.Nathan Kirsh$3.9 billionSwaziland Real Estate
9.Isabel Dos Santos$3.1 billionAngolan Investments
10.Issad Rebrab$3.1 billionAlgerian Diversified
11.Naguib Sawiris$3.1 billionEgyptian Telecoms
12.Youssef Mansour$2.9 billionEgyptian Diversified
13.Koos Bekker$2.3 billionSouth African Media
14.Othman Benjelloun$2.3 billionMoroccan Banking
15.Yasseen Mansour$2.3 billionEgyptian Diversified
16.Patrice Motsepe$2.1 billionSouth African Mining
17.Stephen Saad$2.1 billionSouth African Pharmaceuticals
18.Mohamed Al Fayed$2 billionEgyptian Property
19.Folorunsho Alakija$1.9 billionNigerian Oil
20.Onsi Sawiris$1.8 billionEgyptian Diversified
21.Aziz Akhannouch$1.7 billionMoroccan Diversified
22.Allan Gray$1.6 billionSouth African Investments
23.Miloud Chaabi$1.3 billionMoroccan Diversified
24.Mohammed Dewji$1.3 billionTanzanian Diversified
25.Samih Sawiris$1.1 billionEgyptian Property
26.Sudhir Ruparelia$1.1 billionUgandan Property, Banking
27.Femi Otedola$1 billionNigerian Gas Stations
28.Abdulsamad Rabiu$1 billionNigerian Diversified
29.Rostam Azizi$1 billionTanzanian Telecoms